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BMW F800GS & F650GS Recalls

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by SaTaNaX, May 14, 2009.

  1. Dave92029

    Dave92029 Been here awhile

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    My chain and sprockets look good at just over 20,000 miles. I purchased a replacement but I see no good reason to change the OEM chain or sprockets for several thousand miles. :clap :clap :clap

    Every hundred miles I use a chain brush and put a little chain oil on her and that is all. Very low maintenance. :freaky
  2. AlanI

    AlanI Adventurer

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    Blimey - that's 3 chain cleans and oils for every full tank. Must cost you more in lube and brushes in a year than fuel. :rofl
  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    That's LOW maintenance??!!! Geez, I'd have to stop five or six times a day on most of my rides. A squirt of lube at the end of a ~500-mile interval, and a little scrubbing once a month or so is what I do. Seems to do the trick. My chain and sprockets looked just fine when my dealer swapped them out for the recall at 24,000 miles.

    Okay, 24,006 miles. :rolleyes

    David
  4. Nictrolis

    Nictrolis Been here awhile

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    Anybody hear much about the air filter recall? I just checked mine out, and the filter was nearly down in the air box, with some sort of packing material or something sitting on top of it. Weirdness - but what's it going to do to my bike, after riding a bunch of dirt roads and getting all that dirt sucked into my engine??
  5. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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  6. dukedar

    dukedar 60 easy payments!

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    Hey, it could be worse and look like this:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    :norton :D:rofl:lol3 :huh
  7. Catskill

    Catskill tree hugger

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    Ride Faster I hear Banjos!
    I just got a letter in the mail about a chain recall on my 09
  8. Nictrolis

    Nictrolis Been here awhile

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    This is what it looks like:

    [​IMG]

    Boooooooo!!!
  9. Motoriley

    Motoriley Still riding like crap after all these years.

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    Is it April Fools day already. You didn't actually find that crap in there did you?


  10. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    WTF is that? :eek1 Shredded packing materials? That doesn't look like any part of the bike...
  11. lmclamore

    lmclamore Citation Collector

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    Mice
  12. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Nic have one of three things happening here......
    1)....Partied too hard last night.....
    2)....Sucked in too much clean MA air.....
    3).... Small but very evil mice...... Now here in Texas..... They would eat our bike......:lol3:lol3

    :thumb:thumb

    Erling
  13. digdesign

    digdesign Hack

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    Hahaha. WTF!?! That sucks.
  14. huckleberry

    huckleberry BACK ROAD BOMBER

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    used to have a lot of hickory trees on my property 1 day i get on the bike in the fall fire it up go bout 100 yds and it doesn't want to run so push it home pull out the air filter and the box is full of nuts! Damn squirels!:lol3
  15. Nictrolis

    Nictrolis Been here awhile

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    I really did find it in there. And I'm not convinced it's animal-borne... seems too uniformly distributed between the fuzz and the string. But I'm guessing I'd have a hard time convincing anybody at the shop of that. Should've opened up the air box as soon as I took delivery of the bike, I guess...
  16. Motoriley

    Motoriley Still riding like crap after all these years.

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    It looks like the stuffing out of some furniture or stuff used in mattress construction.

    [​IMG]
  17. Bayner

    Bayner Long timer

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    Typical automotive carpeting underlay/sound barrier looks very similar. The little bastards don't usually carry it from one vehicle to another though, they prefer to stuff it into something close by...
  18. dacrazyrn

    dacrazyrn ED RN Adventurer

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    Sounds like a GOOD day!! :thumb:
  19. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Your not alone..... Last airplane we had... They found a roll of duct tape inside the fuel tank......on a 12 mill jet.....Yes....there were the aviation equivalent of a recall..... Very quick..... no foot dragging there....Made in the us....:evil:evil.
    :thumb:thumb

    Erling
  20. ride2little

    ride2little Riding Like the Wind

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    Well, I'm now a full card-carrying member of the F8 recall.
    (Previous I was only partial with a new fuel tank a few months back.)

    Noticed the valve cover leaking oil. Took it in.
    New valve cover gasket.
    New rear bearings.
    New front sprocket.
    New rear sprocket.
    New chain.
    New airbox (I suspect the dealer snapped off one of the rear hose connection points).

    Cool!